I want to apply for a Lotteries Licence
Gambling Act 2005
All applications for Lottery Registration are now made under the Gambling Act 2005.
You can register a lottery or raffle with us if it's for sporting or charity purposes and the value of ticket sales won't be over £20,000.
Local Councils are the registration authority for society lotteries promoted for the purpose of raising funds for sporting, charitable or benevolent purposes. A typical society lottery would be a local school parent-teacher association or a local amateur football club.
Lotteries not promoted by societies or where the value of tickets for sale in a lottery exceeds £20,000 have to register with the Gambling Commission and not their local council.
Application forms and guidelines
- Application for Registration of Non Commercial Societies (.pdf 43KB)
- Application form: small society lottery (.pdf 53KB)
- Lottery: guidance notes (.pdf 67KB)
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